My Feral And Rescued Cats

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Loving Mickey Loving Mickey I know the loss never really goes completely away and it affects us on many levels. I am so sorry. I actually came on to let everyone know I may not be here later tonight. I think everyone here needs rest. I have to take my van for some work and want to spend extra time tonight with Wanda Heart but when I am back I will certainly go to the bridge to pay tribute to Mittens. Again, I am so very sorry.
Thank you for your kind and loving attitude towards Wanda Heart too. I wish you could meet her. Maybe some day? Perhaps Shadow could come too. I know there are lots of kitties here who would welcome you both. Right now your loving vibes will surely help her recover. I will definitely let her know how much you love her. Thank you! :gingercat2::redheartpump:
 

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Furballsmom Furballsmom Thank you to you and to dear Poppy! :hugs::purr:

We haven’t gotten through to the vet for the test results yet. I am coaxing Wanda Heart to eat a bit extra. I wanted to come early to post because I may not be on tonight. I think we all need kitty time and I plant to just hold kitties with undivided attention all night. Tomorrow is another day of some outside chores as I must take the van into the shop. I hope it won’t take long since it is just getting something corrected that they missed a couple of weeks ago. Still, I don’t like being away from the house while Wanda Heart is feeling bad. I’ll do what I can before I leave and as soon as I return to give her extra snuggle time. Callie has agreed to snuggle her while I am busy. ;)
Thank goodness for helper kitties!
If I get test results I will try to log on long enough to psss it on.
Thank you to everyone for Wanda Heart vibes! :heartshape:
 

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Thank you to you all! Also to Hekitty!
I finally got the test results on the blood work. It’s okay. No elevated counts or low ones! :bunnydance: Wanda Heart is still feverish and acting very anxious. She’s not eating well but I pulled out all my feral catching foods. She rejected baby food, tuna, ham, tuna, Carl Buddig ham and ever flavor of cat treat. Finally, I got out the chicken breast that is canned in water. She lapped up every drop of liquid! Since this is respiratory, I am sure scent is affected but she is staying hydrated so that’s huge! It’s a lively game of hide and seek at medicine time but, we are managing. The vet called me herself today to check in and discuss everything. It seems that Wanda Heart has captured a lot of hearts there. The vet techs chimed in on the phone call with Get well wishes. Lol That was very comforting to Wanda Heart. ;) I do love that vet and staff. Although they had graciously put us on the Spay schedule, we are in total agreement that we postpone it now. They have left a spot open in a couple of weeks but will delay it again if my “gut” tells me it’s not time. Did I mention that they let me stay with Wanda Heart the whole time at the vets? We didn’t have to wait in the car before hand either. I guess they trust my gut instincts too. I wish every vet and staff could be like this. I think we are very, very lucky.
I had to run my van in to have a check on the oil light today. Just a reset but while I was out, I went to find some goodies for Wanda Heart. I looked at some calming treats but the ingredients worried me a bit. One had Valerian in it with hemp and passion vine? Hmmmm. Another had Chamomile with Skullcap? Nope! Not for us. The Chamomile was fine but some of the other ingredients can have side effects that were worrisome to me. Since I have spent a lifetime of studying plants, I know that how a plant grows and the strength of the chemicals in it are affected by sun, soil, water, harvesting time, preparation methods etc. etc. skullcap can affect the respiratory system, so no on this for Wanda Heart right now. Valerian can have a stimulative effect rather than calming so.... no again! I have had Skullcap and Passion flower growing wild around me and I have never seen a cat use either medicinally so, that’s enough for me to reject these products at this time. Maybe I am missing out on great stuff but I decided to take a different route. When I saw this, it certainly seemed to fit the situation and it’s a method I have used many times to calm motherless kittens. It’s a page taken straight from my heart. BUT, will Wanda Heart agree?

A long drive but
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Something new? Should I look or run?
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Tortie checks it for safety.
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This heart produces little thumps like the beating heart of a momma kitty. Since I can’t stick Wanda Heart in a large shirt pocket now, this could be a substitute!
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Wanda Heart is a bit stand offish but Callie checks it and seems to have given her approval as top lady cat in the room.
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With the beating heart placed inside the kitty, I watch and wait.

It’s alive?
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I hear the heart!
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Sniff test!
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It has been living in this box.
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I have to think about this a minute.
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It’s back in its house!
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I can share my scent with it.
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I hear it through the box.
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It sounds like kind of nice. Somebody get it out of the box.
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Is it going to run Callie?
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I don’t think so.
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You big girls see what if you like it.
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I give it the Alley approval Wanda Heart!
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Are you a cat?
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You look like a cat.
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You sound like my momma!
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Let’s sniff each other.
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Can I give you a kiss?
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You are being very calm for a new kitty!
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Wanna play?
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You have soft fur.
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Your heart is beating against my nose.
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Can I lay down with you?
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Come here. I think I like you.
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Will you stay with me like my mommy did? I love you!
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Wow! Wanda Heart put her face against it like a kitten with her mom cat!! She totally relaxed with it and made biscuits against it the way a kitten would when snuggling mom! Awww! This is so sweet! I never got a chance to put the little warming pads inside it but if I had motherless kittens I would definitely use this to give comfort. In fact, any age kitty! Bingo! We have a winner! :winner: I guess we need a kitty name for the new member of the Clowder!

Now that Wanda Heart is settled with her Heart kitty, I am going to bed! I hope you all smiled as much as I did!
Wanda Heart approved! :lovecat2:
 

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We are sending out lots of hugs and smiles tonight! Everyone here already has our hearts!


tabbytom tabbytom That’s a wonderful emoji! I don’t know how you all find such precious things to post but that heart went straight to Wanda Heart. I think I saw her catch it! :lovecat2:

rubysmama rubysmama She says to tell you, thank you and she’ll be better soon.

N NY cat man Indded she has had her share. Thank you for your kind words. She may have had a rough start in life but she carrtainly gets a lot of love from a lot of people now. I really feel that it has brought her through everything so far and will again. She is a TCS kitty in more ways than one!! (Tough Cat Self ):redcat:

Furballsmom Furballsmom That chicken is good stuff according to the kitties! Lol A big Orange note? A post it! ;)

Mamanyt1953 Mamanyt1953 When I found that heart kitty it just seemed to be the best answer for her specific problem. It may not cure respiratory problems but it’s definitely giving her comfort and making her purr. Perhaps the purring will help heal. All the kitties find the heart cat interesting. They have each given it some rubs. Lol I think it’s a great tool to have around!
 

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Jcatbird Jcatbird I haven't really posted much lately on the site, but I still follow the threads daily. I am still so devastated over my Mittens passing. There are days that I want to just hide and stay in bed. Life is just so cold.
Anyway, enough about me. That is not why I signed in tonight to post.
I just read your latest post and just had to respond. My poor Wanda Heart!
I love all your kitties, of course, but you know that Wanda Heart holds a very special place in my heart. To even think that she may be ill at all has me heartbroken. I love her as if she was my own kitty. I can't explain why, it is just something about her, she is so precious to me. I look at her big sweet innocent eyes and just want to hug her and never let go. Maybe because she is a ginger kitty, like my Mittens. Maybe because she was so ill when you rescued her. I don't know. Maybe because she seems so shy, also like Mittens.
I find lysine to work very well. I know some people says that it don't work for their kitties, but I always found it worked for mine. I also got the gel form. My kitties would never eat any medicine added to their wet food, so I could never use the powder form. They wouldn't eat the treat form either.
Mittens would lick the gel form right off my finger. It always helped him.
I hope it works as well with Wanda Heart. I will pray that her blood work comes back good.
I do hope all your other kitty family is doing well. Yes, BJ will look out for all of you. He is your little caretaker and protector. My Shadow is like that.
He always followed Mittens around, making sure he was okay. I always say that Shadow is my little protector.
Oh, for all that offered your condolences about my Mittens on this thread, I want to thank each and everyone of you. It means a lot to me that you care.
I did finally post a tribute to him in crossing the bridge. It was hard to do, but he deserved to have a tribute and be remembered. It is titled My Healing Kitty, Mittens. The anniversary of my Mickey's passing was also recently. He passed six years ago and I still miss him every single day.
I would love to adopt another kitty for myself and Shadow, as he is so lonely without a kitty friend.
Give all your kitties extra cuddles from me, and a ton of cuddles for my sweet Wanda Heart!
Let her know how much I love her and want her healthy always!
:alright::vibes::vibes::redheartpump::grouphug2::grouphug::hearthrob:
 

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Thank you to you all! Also to Hekitty!
I finally got the test results on the blood work. It’s okay. No elevated counts or low ones! :bunnydance: Wanda Heart is still feverish and acting very anxious. She’s not eating well but I pulled out all my feral catching foods. She rejected baby food, tuna, ham, tuna, Carl Buddig ham and ever flavor of cat treat. Finally, I got out the chicken breast that is canned in water. She lapped up every drop of liquid! Since this is respiratory, I am sure scent is affected but she is staying hydrated so that’s huge! It’s a lively game of hide and seek at medicine time but, we are managing. The vet called me herself today to check in and discuss everything. It seems that Wanda Heart has captured a lot of hearts there. The vet techs chimed in on the phone call with Get well wishes. Lol That was very comforting to Wanda Heart. ;) I do love that vet and staff. Although they had graciously put us on the Spay schedule, we are in total agreement that we postpone it now. They have left a spot open in a couple of weeks but will delay it again if my “gut” tells me it’s not time. Did I mention that they let me stay with Wanda Heart the whole time at the vets? We didn’t have to wait in the car before hand either. I guess they trust my gut instincts too. I wish every vet and staff could be like this. I think we are very, very lucky.
I had to run my van in to have a check on the oil light today. Just a reset but while I was out, I went to find some goodies for Wanda Heart. I looked at some calming treats but the ingredients worried me a bit. One had Valerian in it with hemp and passion vine? Hmmmm. Another had Chamomile with Skullcap? Nope! Not for us. The Chamomile was fine but some of the other ingredients can have side effects that were worrisome to me. Since I have spent a lifetime of studying plants, I know that how a plant grows and the strength of the chemicals in it are affected by sun, soil, water, harvesting time, preparation methods etc. etc. skullcap can affect the respiratory system, so no on this for Wanda Heart right now. Valerian can have a stimulative effect rather than calming so.... no again! I have had Skullcap and Passion flower growing wild around me and I have never seen a cat use either medicinally so, that’s enough for me to reject these products at this time. Maybe I am missing out on great stuff but I decided to take a different route. When I saw this, it certainly seemed to fit the situation and it’s a method I have used many times to calm motherless kittens. It’s a page taken straight from my heart. BUT, will Wanda Heart agree?

A long drive but
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Something new? Should I look or run?
View attachment 345073
Tortie checks it for safety.
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This heart produces little thumps like the beating heart of a momma kitty. Since I can’t stick Wanda Heart in a large shirt pocket now, this could be a substitute!
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Wanda Heart is a bit stand offish but Callie checks it and seems to have given her approval as top lady cat in the room.
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With the beating heart placed inside the kitty, I watch and wait.

It’s alive?
View attachment 345079
I hear the heart!
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Sniff test!
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It has been living in this box.
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I have to think about this a minute.
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It’s back in its house!
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I can share my scent with it.
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I hear it through the box.
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It sounds like kind of nice. Somebody get it out of the box.
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Is it going to run Callie?
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I don’t think so.
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You big girls see what if you like it.
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I give it the Alley approval Wanda Heart!
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Are you a cat?
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You look like a cat.
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You sound like my momma!
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Let’s sniff each other.
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Can I give you a kiss?
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You are being very calm for a new kitty!
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Wanna play?
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You have soft fur.
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Your heart is beating against my nose.
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Can I lay down with you?
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Come here. I think I like you.
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Will you stay with me like my mommy did? I love you!
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Wow! Wanda Heart put her face against it like a kitten with her mom cat!! She totally relaxed with it and made biscuits against it the way a kitten would when snuggling mom! Awww! This is so sweet! I never got a chance to put the little warming pads inside it but if I had motherless kittens I would definitely use this to give comfort. In fact, any age kitty! Bingo! We have a winner! :winner: I guess we need a kitty name for the new member of the Clowder!

Now that Wanda Heart is settled with her Heart kitty, I am going to bed! I hope you all smiled as much as I did!
Wanda Heart approved! :lovecat2:
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